Antonio “Tony” Franco June 28, 1919 – January 6, 2012.

Antonio “Tony” Franco beloved husband of the late Ruth Franco passed away suddenly in Clovis, CA on Jan. 6th, 2012, at the age of 92 years. Tony was a native of San Martin, CA , a former long time Hollister resident when he operated his cattle ranch and worked for Almaden Vineyards.

He has lived in Clovis with his grandson Jerry D. Franco Jr. the last eight years. He was very active with the Bolado Park Rodeo every year as well as FFA & 4H, and at Cienega School helping out the students. A Veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Army. Surviving Tony are his sons Jerry Franco Sr. (Jacque) and Dennis Franco; grandsons Jeffrey Franco Jr (Anabel), Steve Franco (Karen), and D. J. Franco; granddaughter Haley; great-grandchildren Krissi Felice (Frank), Jessica Franco, Jeffrey Franco, Jonathan Franco, Jose Torres, Vanessa Almaguer, Dustin Franco, Lauren Franco, Lindsey Franco, Dominic Felice, Anthony Felice; his brothers John Franco (Audrey) and Salvadore Franco (Stephi); nephew Mark Franco (Deborah); and numerous other nephews, nieces, cousins, and foster children.

Friends are invited to a Memorial Service, Monday Jan. 16th, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the Grunnagle Funeral Home Chapel follow by interment with military honors at Calvary Cemetery. for condolences

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